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Memories are Made of This

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s60863fm
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title Memories are Made of This
Description MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS Robert L. Jensen Senior First Place Personal Recollection spring of 1932. The Manti, Utah, American Legion Post #31 was organizing a bugle and drum corps for the youth, and a white-haired kid got the thrill of his young life when he was sponsored to become a member by a stalwart Legionaire named Alma C Peterson The young boy chose to bugle Complete bedlam broke out during early -1940 practices, with the twenty-two members' bugles blaring and drums Manti High School Band -1940 banging But in time, a pretty good bugle and drum corps came together They looked classy marching down Manti's Main Street in their bright blue silk tops, sleek while trousers, and, of course, trademark Legion caps The white-haired kid loved that beautiful chrome bugle and he loved the excitement of playing "Semper Fidelis" while marching in a Fourth of July parade This group of young "Legionaires" represented the Legion and Manti very well and marched in many local parades and other festivities On one occasion, they traveled clear up to Payson, Utah, to participate in the parade at the local race meet A year or two later the white-haired kid got his first trumpet It wasn't much. It had already seen hard use and the valves were kind of sticky and slow There was a small hole in the tuning slide that made it go slightly flat unless covered, but a little chewing gum. if changed regularly. took care of that problem Despite all its problems, this old trumpet helped the white-haired kid to eventually work his way up to First chair in the greatest marching band in all the world, Manti High School Band, under the direction of the greatest band teacher of all time. R. Easton Moffitt The rhythmic count of one, two, three, four was heard in the orchestra pit, the familiar strains of "In The Mood" filled the hall, and the Armada floor once again began its famous "bounce" as a throng of happy and excited dancers converged on the hardwoods Do Sanpeters love to dance? You bet they do. and tonight would be no exception Oh. but wait a minute, we're already ahead of the story It really begins in the 2
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326280
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326280